An elegant and powerful big cat, the lioness is one of Africa's largest carnivores. She has a long, muscular body and powerful legs with claws. Weighing in at more than 150 kg, this predator is a formidable huntress. Lighter and faster than the lion, she can reach speeds of almost 60 km/h. Lionesses hunt in groups, feeding on bovines and hunting other animals such as buffaloes, giraffes, zebras or warthogs.